Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Radošca / Radoshitza Cave, Day 32
A Sunny Day in Lanski vrh

March 16, 2017, 20 pictures

Most images are approximately 683 x 1024 pixels in size, numbers in front of picture descriptions are serial numbers of the original photo files. Event participants who contributed to the making of these pictures: Janez Kanoni - Žan, Metod Di Batista, Marjan Juvan - Manč, Gregor Pintar - Stari, Marjan Baričič, Rok Brajkovič - Brajko, Janez Ileršič - Ile, Janez Modrijan - Modrc, Jure Trenz, Igor Maksim Košir - Ičo, Marko Krašovec and France Šušteršič.

Pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin - Klok 2017.


Članska vas Village


34621. Gregor and Ile at the table, the former a bit worried if the two khaki trees he planted today in Laze will prosper properly and the latter doubtful about the style of the photo just being taken.



34622. Brajko obtained a new, biker-style sweater



34623. Ičo, Marko and Žan in the kitchen corner



34624. Žan planted a line of beech tree seedlings along the trail to Najdena jama, of the future Aleja članov / Članska vas Avenue. Watering them will be all important.



34625. One of the beech tree seedlings



34626. A Christmas rose trio from the previous picture



34627. Late afternoon sun through the remains of a once mighty forest, now dwarfed in the aftermatch of the February 2014 sleet



Cave Entrance


34628. Today's cave duty is coming to an end - Modrc is hauling the power drill out of the entrance shaft, over the pulley.



34629. Marjan, in daylight again



34630. Manč, it was a tiring experience



34631. Modrc, Marjan and Manč on the trail back to Članska vas



Lowest Part of the Cave, Ground Zero


34637. Excavation side arms still life (clockwise): a dust pan, a chisel and a hammer, a crowbar and rakes



34633. The access to the continuation, which seemed to be to the left on previous excursion, is now open. Only that it continues straight forward, behind the rock sphinx center right. In the picture: wider view, on-camera flash illuminated.



34634. The same scene, available light ...



34635. ... and a closer vertically oriented view



34632. After considerable manoeuvring the author managed to push the camera behind the rock center-right in the previous pictures. The meander is narrow, the camera had to be turned in all directions before a suitable angle for push-through was found. Another problem was that there was not enough room to squeeze the palm of the hand close enough to release the camera shutter. At least this picture could be made.



34632 (cutout, lower center). Enlarged lower right center part of the picture, with gamma set to 2.0 (image brightened by an f stop) shows that the continuation is the black triangle after the puddle, as its black is deep, unlike the shadow lower left. This fact is also confirmed by the air current, felt from there. To throw a stone into it to measure the distance and depth was not (yet) possible.



Članska vas Village


34638. Gregor, Marko and Žan (hairtop only) in discussion, Metod is leaving the premises briefly to move some gear into the car.



34639. Part of veggie-looking snack by Žan: bread, kaymak, spring onions and radishes brought by Marko, salt. Smoked meat and sausages were already consumed.



34640. Besides beech tree seedlings which Žan brought and planted he also planted two yew tree seedlings (tisa in Slovenian), brought by Jure. In the picture - France and Žan at the southern yew, Žan is explaining the wider circumstances, especially the importance of planting native (deciduous) tree varieties.



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